How to Make Hello Kitty Donchas

How to Make Hello Kitty Donchas

Conchas are traditional Mexican sweet bread known for their crunchy, sugary topping. Donchas, a playful twist on conchas, combine the traditional concha with the shape of a donut, making them perfect for Hello Kitty-themed treats.


For the Dough (Yielding 12 Donchas):

  • All-Purpose Flour: 360g (3 cups)
  • Instant Yeast: 7g (1 package of yeast or 1 tbsp)
  • Granulated Sugar: 50g (1/4 cup)
  • Eggs: 2
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon (Optional): 1/4 tsp
  • Milk: 90ml
  • Unsalted Butter: 4 tbsp (57g)
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp (3g)

For the Topping:

  • All-Purpose Flour: 175g (1 1/2 cups)
  • Granulated Sugar: 175g (1 1/2 cups)
  • Unsalted Butter/ Vegetable Shortening: 140g (10 tbsp) 
  • Vanilla Extract (optional): 1/2 tsp
  • Food Coloring: Red and white (gel or liqua-gel)



Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 360g of all-purpose flour, 50g of sugar, 7g of instant yeast, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon (optional),  2 eggs, and 90ml of milk. Mix until a soft dough forms, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and 4 tbsp of softened unsalted butter to the dough mixture. Mix the dough on medium speed until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  4. After the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into 12 equal parts (about 55g to 60g each). Shape each part into an oval shaped ball.
  5. Lightly cover the top of each dough ball with soften butter or vegetable shortening.
  6. Cover and let them rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Step 2: Prepare the Topping

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 175g of all-purpose flour, 175g of granulated sugar, 140g of softened unsalted butter or vegetable shortening and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional) until the mixture forms a smooth, pliable dough.
  2. Separate 60g of the topping dough and color it with red food coloring.
  3. Leave the remaining topping white. Divide the white topping into 12 portions

Step 3: Decorate the Donchas

  1. Flatten each piece of white topping with a cake/pie pan or tortilla press and plastic wrap, then apply it to each dough ball.
  2. Press Kitty cutter into each dough and trim the excess with a fondant knife.
  3. Flatten the red topping and press down the cutter to get the bow shapes. Place them on the white topping.
  4. Stamp the topping gently with a concha cutter.
  5. Use a small round cutter to hollow out each dough center.
  6. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles

Step 4: Final Proofing and Bake 

  1. Cover the shaped Donchas lightly with plastic wrap and let them proof for about 20 to 30 minutes until puffy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  3. Bake the Donchas for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are lightly golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool.


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